Apogee Software

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Apogee Software, LLC
Industry Computer and video games
Interactive entertainment
Founded 2008
Headquarters Garland, Texas, United States
Website www.apogeesoftware.com

Apogee Software, LLC is an American video game publisher based in Garland, Texas, founded in 2008. The original Apogee Software was founded in 1987, it was rebranded as 3D Realms in 1994, and the Apogee Software moniker was abandoned as a trade name; though the company's legal name is still 'Apogee Software, Ltd', the company known as 'Apogee Software, LLC' is an external licensee of the revived Apogee brand.[1][2]


The original Apogee Software was established in 1987 as Apogee Software Ltd. In 1994, Apogee established its 3D Realms brand for publishing 3D video games distributed by the company. By 1996, with 3D video games dominating the industry, the Apogee name was dropped and all games by the company were published under the 3D Realms brand, although the company's legal name remains Apogee Software, Ltd.[3]

In July 2008, 3D Realms announced they would revive the Apogee Games brand to develop and publish new games, as well as help distribute older Apogee titles.[1] The Apogee name, logo and library were licensed to a new company, Apogee Software, LLC. George Broussard and Scott Miller, both of 3D Realms, assisted in the formation of the new company, but have no role in any of its management decisions.[2] The new Apogee soon signed a deal with Deep Silver to co-publish a trio of Duke Nukem games for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable called Duke Nukem Trilogy.[4] The company also sells several Apogee and 3D Realms titles through the digital distribution platform GOG.com[5] and its own online store.[6]

Icarus Studios announced in early 2010 that it will partner with Apogee Software, LLC to develop a new action comedy game entitled Sam Suede in Undercover Exposure.[7][8]


For games published by Apogee Software Ltd., see List of 3D Realms games.


  1. ^ a b "Legendary Apogee Returns to Action". Apogee Software, LLC. 14 July 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Faylor, Chris (16 July 2008). "Duke Nukem Trilogy Preview: Duke Heads to WW2, Apogee Talks Possible PC Release & DS Censorship". Shack News. Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Corporate Profile". 3D Realms. Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Deep Silver Signs Co-Publishing Agreement with Apogee Software". Apogee Software, LLC. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Apogee Classics available at Gog.com!". Apogee Software, LLC. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Mitchell, Richard (17 June 2011). "Apogee opens online store, peddling its classics". Joystiq. Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Icarus Studios and Apogee Software Partner to Produce Sam Suede". Apogee Software, LLC. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ O'Connor, Alice (3 March 2010). "Leisure Suit Larry Creator's 'Sam Suede' Resurrected". Shack News. Archived from the original on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Radical Heroes: Crimson City Crisis on Steam". store.steampowered.com. Archived from the original on 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-12.